Saturday 31st July 1915- Dairy of HV Reynolds
Diary of an ANZAC
Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.
‘At about 7am an enemy aeroplane dropped 3 bombs, one of which exploded in the lines of an Indian transport column at the head of Clarkes gully, several mules were killed but no further damage seems to have been done. One of the field guns of Burgess no 9 battery which is in position just above our camp has been set up in such a way s to be able to fire at enemy aeroplanes, we have not anti-aircraft guns here on shore though some of the battleships have them mounted. A consistent heavy rumble of artillery has been coming from the direction of Cape Helles all day. A large biplane circled overhead for about half an hour this evening. Preparations have been made for an attack upon enemy positions in front of Tasmania Post. Out howitzers have been very active all day. At 10pm mines were exploded in front of Tasmania Post and out infantry attacked the enemy trenches. “A” section were on duty at the aid posts and at 11pm “B” section were called out and we were given instructions to work in relays from Tasmania Post to a new relay post at Dawkins Point and from here to the C.C. Station to ANZAC Cove. The mates and I happened to be detailed to work the top relay which included the steep climb from Clarkes Gully to Tasmania Post.’